Lauren Carleton, PT, DPT, CHT

Clinical Director- CHT, DPT, PT
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Lauren Carleton headshot
Lauren Carleton on quad
Lauren Carleton travel picture in front of church
Lauren Carleton crossing fingers

Lauren is the Clinical Director of Spear’s Tribeca – Chambers Street location and a Certified Hand Therapist. Lauren moved to NYC in 2010, where she attended and graduated from Columbia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. At Columbia, Lauren was the APTA representative for Columbia’s PT program, attending student conclaves and actively participating in APTA events. Prior to graduate school, Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario, a small town outside of Toronto, her hometown.

Lauren has most of her clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics. She received her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2017 and loves treating a variety of shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand injuries. She has experience with complex trauma, post-operative, repetitive strain and customized Hand Orthotics. Along with this, Lauren is also a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist and is passionate about advocating for equity in healthcare and providing care to people of all genders.

After making the move to NYC, Lauren fell in love with the people and the city and is now an official New Yorker. She is also a new Mom and spends all her spare moments with her daughter and tries to get home to visit Toronto every couple months. She was not active in sports throughout college, but did find her calling later in life when she started practicing Muay Thai, which she did until her move to NYC. Lauren likes to stay active, she cycles the 15 mile round trip to work every day and spends the rest of her active time with her family & friends enjoying the city and her proximity to Central Park.

Meet Lauren

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Andy R. Manhattan, NY
I've been treated at Spear over a period of two years for four different running-related injuries, and this office is the best! Lauren Carleton is an AMAZING…
Phillip R. Phillip R. San Francisco, CA
I've been to SPEAR TriBeCa a few weeks now and already my shoulder feels better! As a photographer I need to be able to lift my shoulder and hold the position…
Matthew Schermerhorn New York, NY
I worked with Lauren Carlton for six months following a torn bicep surgery. Lauren was kind and clear, and I always felt she had my best interest in mind. The…
Erika H. New York, NY
Lauren is by far one of the most intelligent and caring physical therapists I've ever come across. I am a professional dancer with a Broadway tour and I'm quite…
Kyla Ryman New York, NY
This place is great. Convenient to the R train at City Hall. The people at the front desk are friendly, courteous and helpful. The physical therapist, Lauren…
Pedro Botti New York, NY
I have been to two SPEAR therapists now. I’m about to return for another injury. I had always had really positive experiences with the staff, they are always…
Molly M. New York, NY
I've been going to the Tribeca location since it opened earlier in 2017 and Lauren Carleton and her team could not be more helpful or enjoyable to be around...
Pradeep B. New York, NY
This is simply the best doctor's office experience I've ever had. Amanda's my primary, I've worked with Lauren a lot too, and I just worked with Kathleen too. I damaged a nerve...
Neal C. Manhattan, NY
Lauren Carlton is a fantastic physical therapist! I have seen her now in 2 different locations with Spear. The new TriBeCa location ...
Christopher Padden New York, NY
Lauren Carleton and her staff have been absolutely fantastic at Spear Physical Therapy on 57th street. I've worked with Lauren for more than a year through…
David R Manhattan, NY
I can't say enough great things about the physical therapy treatment I got from Dr. Lauren Carleton for my frozen shoulder. Right from the first visit she gained my confidence…
Michael C Manhattan, NY
Lauren is the best PT I have worked with. I have gone through several issues, from sciatica to neck pain to hip pain to shoulder tendinitis, and she has helped…
Ankur G New York, NY
I am currently seeing Dr. Lauren Carleton, twice a week. My experience has been wonderful! I was suffering from acute lower back pain and I had difficulties…
Find Lauren at: Tribeca-Chambers St, Spear Live
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